Beckett's is a full service Carpet Cleaning Service. We offer a broad range of cleaning techniques and systems.
Proper use of any method involves a number of different steps and procedures. These include dry vacuuming prior to cleaning, spot cleaning by hand and proper finishing of the carpet fiber following cleaning. The descriptions of various methods below list the procedures which are unique to each. It is important to note; however, that these individual differences are always part of a complete procedure.
The carpet is cleaned by a rotary machine using a soft brush and a specially formulated neutral detergent. The brushing action is just enough to break the bond between soil and the carpet fiber, but gentle enough that it is less abrasive than a normal upright vacuum. The detergent used is made by Selig Chemical and contains a soil retardant to help keep your carpet looking cleaner longer. Shampoo cleaning became part of our service when synthetic detergents with built in soil retardant's were developed in the late 1940's, Beckett’s used this type of cleaning as a standard until the Mid 1970’s.
Major drawback - soap acts like a magnet to dirt, and this technique leaves high deposits of soap in the carpeting which results in carpet appearing to be dirty faster than it should.
A solution of water and detergent is injected into the carpet under pressure. It is then immediately extracted together with soil and spots which have been loosened and suspended. This method which has been used in some rug cleaning plants over the years was adapted to be used on location in the 1970's. Beckett’s was among the first cleaners in the Atlanta area to offer this new process in the mid 1970's.
The basis of this system is a dry compound which contains a blend of solvents. This compound is applied to the carpet and then brushed in with equipment designed to disperse it evenly and work it deep into the carpet pile. The compound absorbs soil and stains as it dries. Thorough vacuuming when dry removes the dry compound together with the dissolved soil and spots.
A number of other methods are also available such as bonnet cleaning (absorbent pad) and dry foam. Our experience with them also dates back generations. These methods are generally faster and less costly but also less effective than the methods listed above.
Beckett’s offers every major cleaning method.